“All service interfaces, without exception, must be designed from the ground up to be externalizable.” –Attributed to Jeff Bezos
Why does this matter?
Install CLI on Windows
“You can achieve cost optimization using techniques to select the appropriate architecture, reduce unused resources, and select the most economical approach.”
Generate instance inventory monthly and use EC2 tag values to identify candidates for resizing
Example: Filter EC2 instances for application X and downsize any that have max CPU percentage less than 30